Another Model? (#14)

Benno Jacob called the exchange of material goods in Exodus “farewell gifts,” but the text supports other readings including “plunder,” on the one hand, and “rescue,” on the other. Reparations and treasure are other possibilities.

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Just as examples, from a quick on-line search: one Christian discussion and one Jewish discussion of Exodus and reparations.

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Virginia blogs on Jewish topics at "A Song Every Day" and manages the Education Town Hall and #WeLuvBooks sites. More at

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